Healthy Hair Tips and Styles for Summer

Natural Curly Hair

Summer is around the corner and it’s important to keep your crown healthy. Winter has finally ended and now its time for summer fun. During this time we spend most of time with friends and family doing the following activies swimming, BBQ, pinics, and traveling etc… While these outside activies are fun the sun exposures and chlorine are harsh on our crowns. NO WORRIES! We have some tips and styles that can put your mind at ease as you continue your healthy hair journey.

WATER WATER WATER – Drinking 8oz of water daily stimulates the hair foiciles and provides hydration throughout your body. So DRINK UP!

MOISTURIZER- The summer months can be very harsh on your crown due to sun exposure and other activities. Apply a daily moisturizer cream or moistizing leave-in conditioner. Deep condition hair at least every two weeks. Before swimming in a apply oil to the hair. This with create a protective coat that shields the strands from saltwater and chlorine.

PROTECTIVE STYLES- Braids, Twist, Locs, Crochet, Sew-in etc… the list goes on and on. Protective styles when done properly are a great way to promoting healthy hair growth. It allows your hair time to relax and breath while looking fabulous. Ladies summer can also be a great time to rock those natural curl or afro puffs too.

Afro-Kinky Straight

CLEAN EATING- Diet plays a major role in hair growth. Fruits and vegetables are packed with the nutrients the body needs for overall health.

There you have it! Simple tips and styles to help your crown survive those hot summer months with healthy hair. For more tips on your healthy hair journey click the links below.

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10 Habits for Growing Healthy Hair

We all want healthy, strong, thick and shiny hair. Obtaining healthy hair may not come easily to some. Unfortunately for other many factors can play a role struggling to grow healthy hair because of genetics, health issues, and diet. Understanding the root of the probem will make things easier in found what methods will work best for you. The important thing is to have a strong foundation. Therefore, see list below for 10 habits to growing healthy hair that will help you achieve your goals:

1. Fuel for Growth.
Healthy hair starts from within. Increasing your daily intake of fruits and veggies into your diet. The body can easily break down and store healthy nutrients from fruits and vegetables that will provide your hair follicles with the nutrients to help replenish and grow.

2. Scalp Treatments.

Pamper your scalp with massage between and during every wash. This helps stimulate the follicles and increases blood flow to the scalp to promote healthy growth. Appling a root rinse deeply cleanses and detoxes your scalp bringing on stronger, healthier hair with a natural shine.

3. Vitamins.

Taking vitamins is a great way to your body obtain the necessary nutrients and protein to promote healthy hair growth that not fully absorbing from our diets. Vitamin A makes a substance called sebum that helps moisturize the scalp and keep hair healthy.

4. Limit the use of Heat.

Heat can dry and damage your hair especially if used daily. Try avoiding using heat on your hair as much as possible. Not to say don’t use it at all but limit the use to about once or twice a month. Note: when using a flat iron or curling iron avoid putting oil on hair before using heated styling tools.

5. Use Sulfate Free Shampoo.
Sulfate-Free shampoo can reduce itchiness, dryness, boils, and other scalp problems. It gently cleanses the hair and scalp of grease buildup without stripping the hair of its natural oils leaving the hair healthy and shiny. Rinsing with cold water closes the hair cuticle, which can help seal your hair and prevent it from damage.

6. Deep Condition & Moisturizer.
One of the most important habits of healthy hair growth is conditioning hair and scalp on regular basis. Deep conditioners are intended to penetrate the hair follicle and deposit nutrients that promote moisture retention and hair elasticity. Moisturizers are designed to nourish and lock in moisture to prevent breakage and dryness.

7. What is the element that brings life?

WATER…So drink up! It’s a natural cleanse and does the hair and body good by providing hydration.

8. Protective Styles.
Protective styles like braids, twists, sew-ins, faux locs, crochet, and wigs are great in between go-to styles that cause minimal damage if done properly. Most breakage when braids are too tight and neglect. Continue to wash, condition, and moisturizing hair to maintain healthy growth habits.

9. Wrap it Up.
Besides waking up with bed hair wrapping your hair with a silk scarf and using a silk pillowcase reduces tension on hair when sleeping. Other fabrics like cotton are to ruff and causes friction which can damage hair.

10. Live Stress and Drama Free.
Have you ever heard the saying stress can make you sick? Well, it’s a proving fact and there are plenty of scientific studies that will concur with that statement. Stress can stunt hair growth and cause hair loss and we don’t want that.

Overall, these 10 habits for healthy hair growth may not be for everyone, but it’s a good place to start. Researching, reading testimonies on hair growth regiment and products. If you needing additional guidance talk with a professional stylist on what products work well for your hair type and texture. Just remember to stay consistent and have patience. Good Luck!

Forever Wear Extensions Origins

Virgin Indian Remy Hair:

Collected from the Tiraptu temples in Southern Asia where women go to donate their hair for spiritual and religious purposes, Indian hair is the most accessible and versatile hair available. Naturally fine to medium in thickness, this hair is normally dark in color yet is easily color-lifted to blonde and other, lighter hair tones. Indian Hair is also naturally thick and straight and is great for straight, shiny and sleek hairstyles. It is available in curly, wavy, and straight styles and blends in great with many individual’s natural hair textures. Anti-frizz products are recommended in areas where humidity is high.

Virgin Brazilian Remy Hair:

Brazilian Hair is hair donated from women of the small and rural places within Brazil and is currently the most in-demand hair texture on the market for many reasons. Brazilian Hair is genetically diverse but tends to be natural and shiny in appearance and is very versatile, thick and durable, yet soft and smooth to the touch. This hair also tends to blend in with most individual’s natural hair textures and does not require any special maintenance. It is available in curly, wavy, and straight styles and often holds curls longer than Indian Hair.

Virgin Peruvian Remy Hair:

Peruvian Hair originates from the women of the remote villages of Peru who have donated their hair and tends to be thicker and course in texture than Brazilian and Malaysian Hair. A true and ultimately multipurpose hair, its soft and lightweight qualities allow a highly manageable and feathery, natural, luxurious and voluminous look. It is available in curly, wavy, and straight styles and is very versatile in each style.

Virgin Malaysian Remy Hair:

Malaysian Hair originates from the women of Malaysian descent who have donated their hair to Malaysian temples for religious or financial purposes. More dense, thick, heavier, softer, shinier, and silkier than Indian Hair. It is great if you are you looking for a natural wavy or curly look. It is available in curly, wavy, and straight styles.

Celebrity Tuesday Hair Inspiration

Celebrity Tuesday Hair Inspiration was created to pay homage to our beloved icons hair fashions and styles that have inspired us to be bold, daring, fearless and empowered. Every Tuesday we choose a celebrity to honor with a quick bio and way to create their looks. Clients can achieve their favorite celebrity look with our Forever Wear Extensions line offers clients versatility, flexibility, body and movement that can fit any lifestyle. All hair comes in natural black but can be dyed. Each bundle/pack of hair weighs a total of 100 grams/3.5 ounces.

Celebrity Hair Inspiration
Celebrity Hair Inspiration

Vanessa Williams

Megan Thee Stallion

Early Morning Quick Style

Mornings can be hard on anyone we all know what it’s like. You hit the snooze button on your phone one too many times only to finally snapped up screaming I’m going to be late! Don’t worry hair extensions are the one less thing to worry about when getting ready. Here are some quick and easy styles to have you looking fabulous in no time.

Two French braids with a side bang. 1. Part hair down the middle and place in two ponytails. 2. Separate a small section of hair in the front for side bang either (side is your choice). 3. Remove one ponytail and start braiding hair down the side rubber band ends and repeat.

Braided Bang with a top bun. Gently brush hair to remove any knots. 2. Create a side part in front of head and braid side bang. 3. Brush all hair up into a top bun.

Two Top braids swooped into a side braid. 1. Part two sections of hair at the crown. 2. Braid each section back. 3. Brush all hair to one side and connect into one side braid.

Classic ponytail.

Human Hair vs. Synthetic Hair Extension

Hair extensions can be made from human hair, animal hair, and synthetic fibers. Everyone from celebrities to everyday people rock hair extensions. There’s no question as to why the hair business is a billion-dollar industry. People spend thousands of dollars a year on their hair. Before purchase your hair, extensions do research to understand what look you are wanted to achieve. Hair can be used as fullers to thinning hair, for protective styles, fashion, and create new look instantly. Also, knowing the expectations of the hair is essential. Both human hair and synthetic hair have advantages and disadvantages between them. How to know which is right for you?

Human Hair is natural-looking, feels like actual hair, and the movement is incredible. Remy hair you’ll hear all over place, but what does Remy mean? It means all the cuticles are facing in the same direction (downward) which contributes to its natural healthy look and will not matte or tangle. Take a look at the picture below you can see the hair strand on the right is how healthy hair should look cuticles. The hair strand on the left is what damaged hair cuticles look like.

Human extensions fall on the pricey side of the spectrum as opposed to synthetic hair. If you are seeking versatility with a natural look this is the best hair for you. What makes it worth the investment is its quality, durability, and longevity. The quality of human hair extensions is its soft silky texture, shine, movement, and versatility. Hair can be styled with a curling iron, blow-dryer, hot roller or flat iron, dyed, and other styling products. The life span of your human extensions can vary depending on how you care for them. Yaki and Straight extensions can last for 1 to 2 years or more with proper care. Curly and wavy are about 3 to 6 months or more with proper care. Upkeeps on extensions should be regularly scheduled every 4 to 6 six weeks depending on one’s lifestyle.

Synthetic Hair is made up of synthetic fibers coated with a silicone which gives it an un-natural shine and soft feel. This type of hair is easier on your wallet and great if you’re seeking a low maintenance quick style. Technological advances have gotten in changing the fibers of the hair given them a more natural look. However, synthetic extensions lack flexibility and tangles easily. Even the ones that state heat friendly tends to change the texture and look of the hair. Synthetic hair can have a life span of 1 to 3 months with proper care, but eventually will matte especially in the nape area. Washing and brushing the hair causes the silicone coating to breakdown which will shorten it use.

Here’s a funny but sad story, if you were like me many years ago you’ll understand what I’m talking about. I used to spend lots of money on synthetic hair hey it’s cheap I get it. The problem was I did not quit understand the meaning of the word synthetic it had the word hair on the packaged and came already colored I was getting. Tried changing the look of the hair was extremely difficult hint: Lacks Versatility. Appling heat only caused the hair to melt and matte. Washing and conditioning was pointless all that did was cause the strands to stiffen and matte. Regular hair products did not recreate the fabulous shine and soft texture the hair had it had when I first purchased it. My once beautiful synthetic extensions always turned into a dry looking rat nest. Not cute at all! money down the drain. Lucky, I grew smarter and did more research on the different types of hair extensions and which ones best suited the look I was going for.

Most people prefer extensions because they are great for protective styles, saving time on styling, or let you change your looks instantly. Being educated on the difference between human and synthetic hair extensions, will help you determine which is right for you. for so you’ll understand what the expectations are on the product you’re getting. Overall, you’ll save a lot of time and money in the end.

Of course, Bedazzle Hair Sista would recommend you purchasing our 100% Pure Virgin Remy Human Extensions. We only obtain raw virgin remy hair directly cut from pony tails so all of the cuticles are facing the same direction. (This way the hair won’t turn into a rat’s nest after you wash it… if you have bought low quality hair before then you know what I mean YIKES!)

We seal all hair wefts with glue, so when you are running a brush through your hair it does not leave the floor looking like someone just shaved your head… and it keeps the wefts thin to make the hair easier to weave and lay flat. (Your stylist will thank you)

Define Your Look

Hey Sista, today we wanted to educate you on the types of Virigin Hair Weaves.

First of all, regardless of what type of virgin hair that you buy, Bedazzle Hair has taken proper care during the harvesting of the hair from the donor and while wefting the hair. There will be very minimal tangling and/or shedding.

Finding the right hair can be tricky. This is why Bedazzle Sista would like to educate you on types of Virgin Hair Weaves that will best define your look.

If you are starting out, we highly recommend going with Virgin Brazilian because it blends easily with many hair textures, is very durable, straightens easily (if you use a flat iron) and holds curls for a long time.

Virgin Brazilian Remy– This is our best selling type of virgin hair because not only is it very soft, very durable, it is also ideal for a full look, as the Brazilian hair has a thick hair strand. Virgin Brazilian hair is also very easy to blend with for African Americans regardless of their natural hair texture. We highly recommend Virgin Brazilian for women who have relaxed hair or are transitioning to their natural hair and need something that looks natural on them. Because of it’s density, Virgin Brazilian will hold curls for a long time as well.

Virgin Malaysian Remy- It is very light weight and soft. It is our second most popular type of virgin remy after the Virgin Brazilian Remy. Virgin Malaysian is silkier than Brazilian Remy. It blends very well with African American hair and also the hair of people of Asian heritage. It is also very popular with celebrities such as Beyonce.

Virgin Peruvian Remy– This is our silkiest virgin remy that we offer and it is popular for people that are looking for natural straight or relaxed yaki hair textures. It is also very light and you can easily wear many bundles without it weighing down your head. It does not swell too much and it straightens very easily when a flat iron is used.

Virgin Indian Remy– Virgin Indian remy is hair that is donated to Indian temples and the donors are usually from India. Virgin Indian remy is very versatile and easily blends with African American, Caucasian and Asian hair textures. It is more course than both Virgin Peruvian Remy and Virgin Malaysian Remy.

Thank you,

Kira Reed

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Caring for Your Extensions

Washing

A clean scalp is a healthy scalp! When sweat and dirt build up your hair tangles. Use a good quality shampoo and conditioner. There are products available specially formulated for use with natural human hair extensions. Soak extensions for about ten minutes. Detangle your extensions by combing down from the end, then from the mid-length, and finally all the way down to the roots before shampooing. Wash your hair gentle in a downward motion (from the roots to the ends). Rubbing can cause the hair to tangle. When you’re done rinse your hair thoroughly. Make sure that your hair is clean before you use a hair conditioner.

Condition your hair after every wash.
Your extensions don’t receive the natural oils from your scalp! Do not apply conditioner in the root area or near the attachments. It can loosen the bonds and make your extensions fall out. Dry your hair gently, don’t rub it with a towel but move in a downward motion from roots to ends. Gently detangle your hair.

Styling
It is better to avoid heat. Heat is your one of your hair’s biggest enemy, the more you use it, the shorter your hair extensions will last. Be careful with the use of blow dryers, flat irons and curling irons. Do not use hot tools directly on the tape tabs of your Tape In extensions. It will weaken the adhesive and they will fall out. It is best to let your hair dry naturally.
Use a special brush for hair extensions when brushing your hair (soft bristle brush). It is best to start at the ends of your hair and when all tangles are removed gently work your way up. Always brush in a downward motion. Brush your hair a few times a day.

Hair styling products
Use a good (leave-in) conditioner to keep your hair soft. Don’t over do it. To much conditioner or any other hair care product can cause a build up and tangling. Avoid hair products that contain alcohol it will makes hair dry.

**Remember**
Let them soak for about ten minutes.
When detangling your extensions. Comb down from the end, then from the mid-length and finally all the way down from the roots.
Do not swirl your extensions in the water to get them clean. You’ll only cause tangles to form.
Try your best to keep the top weft and the clips dry.